Engagement Session: Cathleen & Jonathan

Photographing Cathleen and her fiance, Jonathan, was such a beautiful experience. They are so in love and silly and sweet with one another, it made the shoot go by so quickly. What I loved most about Cathleen and Jon's session was the fact that they took you on a story. Each location we shot at, had a meaning, it was part of their journey and they got a chance to relive every monumental part of their relationship so far.

 Where They Met

Where They Met

Cathleen met her future husband at Ocean County College-he works security and she worked at the coffee kiosk. The day he came in to talk to her, she was reading her favorite book, Jane Eyre. I loved being apart of this and hearing about how they first met!

 Where They Had Their First Date

Where They Had Their First Date

Cathleen and Jon's first date was at Starbucks. I loved photographing here because it was so intimate-they were sitting at the same table as their first date, which was perfect! Cathleen's best friend wrote "bride" and "groom" on reusable Starbucks cups, which is the perfect memento for their session. It was really cute the way Cathleen used her scarf to kiss Jonathan...

 Where He Proposed

Where He Proposed

Jonathan proposed to Cathleen in Island Heights, at the end of the dock, one late night. I was so happy to recreate this for them, so they would have photos to look back on (in the daylight!) where they first got engaged.

 Let's Talk About the Cake

Let's Talk About the Cake

For the shoot, Cathleen made this cake (a hobby of hers) and used real roses to decorate it. I will not lie and tell you that we all didn't eat a slice once the photo shoot was done. It was delicious, by the way! I loved that Cathleen and Jon matched, unintentionally and I thought it was so sweet watching them interact and giggle with one another.

Here's to forever, Cathleen & Jonathan-

Meghan Leigh